Brake pad friction news wears down due to caliper pistons press them against the surface of rotors.
While the 2006 Dodge Company features front brake pads on all models, it may or may not attribute rear disc brake pads extremely. Replacing front or rear disc brake pads on the 2006 Band employs a akin procedure. The leading change is the stop of the caliper and pad meeting. The front CD pads and caliper are located to the rear of the brake rotors while the rear CD brake pads are located on top of the rear brake rotors.
1. Berth a turn block against the outer tread of a tire on the conflicting axle of the one having the brake pads replaced on the 2006 Dodge Caravan.
2. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheels of the axle having the brake pads replaced using the lug wrench.
3. Lift the respective axle up with a jack and support the axle of the Caravan onto jack stands and then remove the lug nuts and wheels.
4. Remove the upper and lower caliper bolts using a closed-end wrench. Pull the caliper and pads off of the rotor and integral knuckle. Use a pry tool or screwdriver to assist in pulling the caliper off the rotor if necessary. Support the caliper to the chassis with a length of wire or a bungee cord.
5. Remove the outer pad by prying the clips of the pad off of the outer caliper housing. Pull the inner pad and clip assembly out of the hollow caliper piston.
6. Squeeze the caliper piston inward using the C-clamp.
Remove the wheel block and then pump the brake pedal until it feels firm under foot before test driving the Caravan for braking response.
Insert the inner replacement pad and clip into the hollow piston of the caliper by pushing it inward.
9. Clip the outer pad to the outer caliper housing.
10. Remove the caliper from the wire or bungee cord and reinstall it over the brake rotor.
11. Replace the caliper bolts and tighten them with the torque wrench and socket to 45 foot-pounds (front brakes) or 30 foot-pounds (rear brakes).
12. Replace the wheels and lug nuts and tighten the nuts with the lug wrench in a star pattern as tight as possible with the wheels elevated.
13. Lower the axle of the Caravan back to the ground surface.
14. Tighten the lug nuts again using the torque wrench at 100 foot-pounds and a suitable sized socket.
15.7. Brush the mating edges of the caliper and knuckle with a wire brush to clean off any rust or other corrosives. Apply a level coating of brake caliper lubricant to both the caliper and knuckle mating surfaces.8.